• Gaurav Chakraborty

Honda Hornet 2.0: Muscular, Sporty & Advanced

Updated: Sep 9

Honda two-wheelers India makes their debut in the 180-200cc segment with the all-new Hornet 2.0.


The new Hornet 2.0 is really a transformation of Honda’s racing DNA translating a new language of the sheer thrill of street riding. Fully satisfying the needs of riders seeking performance and style in one machine, the powerful higher capacity HET BSVI Engine.


The styling hasn’t changed much from the CBF 190-R to the Hornet 2.0. Still, the new Honda naked looks quite familiar to its older 160cc sibling. Fully Digital Negative Liquid Crystal Meter displays information like Gear Position Indicator, Service Due Indicator, Battery Voltmeter and comes with customizable brightness (can be adjusted manually up to 5 levels). It also comes with Seal Chain which needs less frequent adjustments and low maintenance costs. The Blue backlight makes it look funky and appealing to some.


The new boy in town has some cool features too up its sleeves like:


Golden Upside Down (USD) front fork - a first in sub 200cc segment

  • NEW Fully Digital Negative Liquid Crystal Meter displays advanced information

  • Dual, Petal Disc Brakes with single-channel ABS for utmost sense of control

  • NEW Engine Stop Switch for convenience during brief stops

  • Wider tubeless tyres (Front–110mm &amp, Rear-140mm)

  • Hazard Switch for emergency stops in low visibility condition

  • NEW Key on tank enhances convenience and aesthetics

The Hornet 2.0 looks like a proper street fighter with its sharp LED headlamp, beefy tank and sleek tail section. The tank extensions look seamlessly integrated and add to the visual mass. The X-shaped tail lamp is what reminds you of the Hornet 160-R.


Powering the Honda Hornet 2.0 is a new 184.4cc, air-cooled, fuel-injected, single-cylinder engine that develops 17.2hp at 8,500rpm and 16.1Nm at 6,000rpm. These figures are slightly higher than 160cc motorcycles and just below that of some 200cc ones. Best of both worlds? Maybe.


The Hornet 2.0  is based on a new Diamond frame, and Honda promises light and agile handling. Along with the USD fork, there's an adjustable mono-shock at the rear. 

The bike rides on new alloy wheels, shod with a fat 110mm tyre at the front and a 140mm tyre at the rear. Braking duties are carried out by a 276mm front petal disc and 220mm petal disc at the rear. The bike is equipped with single-channel ABS only.


What should work in favor of the Hornet 2.0, when it comes to performance is its 142kg kerb weight. For those curious, the Hornet's power to weight ratio is 121.12hp per tonne.


As another industry first, Honda will also be offering a special NEW 6-year warranty package(3 years standard + 3 years optional extended warranty) on Hornet 2.0.


The new boy is priced at Rs. 126,345 ex-showroom Gurugram, Haryana.




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